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May 2, 2022

Study Highlights Stresses – and ‘Silver Linings’ – of Pandemic for Moms with Limited Resources

The work highlights the need for additional resources to support low-income families. 

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Sep 30, 2021

New Training Program Aids Effort to Reduce Overdoses

An NC State specialist certificate program is helping paraprofessionals around the state tackle opioid-use disorder in their communities. 

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Aug 9, 2021

Study Outlines Factors That Help Engage Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Efforts

The study also highlights the need for more training to help service providers work more effectively with nonresident dads. 

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Nov 30, 2020

Study Spotlights Black Social Reformer, Parks and Rec Pioneer, on Chicago’s South Side

In a new paper, researchers highlight the contributions of Ada S. McKinley to the parks and recreation and settlement house movements. 

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Aug 31, 2020

Study Highlights Keys to Helping Dads Be There for Kids When They Don’t Have Custody

These factors help determine the extent to which fathers who don’t have custody are involved in their kids' lives. 

Dec 13, 2017

Collaborative Research Project Aims to Improve Child Welfare in NC

An interdisciplinary group of NC State researchers is helping improve the wellbeing of children across North Carolina. 

Nov 1, 2017

Training the Next Generation of Behavioral Health Professionals

NC State’s Department of Social Work has received two federal grants totaling $3.1M to train the next generation of integrated behavioral health and primary care providers. 

May 31, 2017

Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina’s Child Welfare System

Children are among the most vulnerable members of society, and NC State’s Kara Allen-Eckard is helping to lead an effort to better serve at-risk children and their families in North Carolina. 

Feb 15, 2017

Rising to New Heights

Senior forward Jennifer Mathurin, a student-athlete majoring in social work, has been presented with many opportunities to succeed during her NC State career. See her and the No. 17 Wolfpack women's basketball team in action on Sunday at the annual Play4Kay game at Reynolds Coliseum. 

Nov 29, 2016

Writing for an Academic Audience

Meyer’s law is too often embodied in academic and professional writing: “It is a simple task to make things complex, but a complex task to make them simple.” 

Oct 22, 2014

NC State Program Addresses Shortage of Mental Health Professionals

North Carolina State University’s Department of Social Work is launching a new workforce program to recruit and train graduate students for careers in mental health and substance abuse treatment. 

Sep 27, 2013

Study Shows Innovative Program Helps Limit Domestic Violence

October is domestic violence awareness month, and the statistics are horrifying. Nearly three in 10 women have been stalked or assaulted by their partner, and states reported investigating abuse cases involving 5.9 million children in 2010. It hurts children to be exposed to domestic violence, and child maltreatment and partner abuse too often happen in… 

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Mar 19, 2013

Raising Awareness of Birth Defects

Kayte Thomas, a graduate student in social work, wins accolades for helping raise international awareness of birth defects. 

Mar 6, 2012

Dealing With Trauma And Its Aftermath

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Karen Bullock, associate department head in NC State’s Department of Social Work, which is hosting a symposium on trauma for social workers and those in related fields. At a time when many families are adjusting to soldiers returning from combat, significant job layoffs, foreclosures on home mortgages, high… 

Dec 12, 2011

How To Avoid Scams Targeting Older Adults

Research tells us that scams targeting older adults are becoming increasingly prevalent, and can have devastating effects on the finances of seniors and their families. I’ve spoken to researchers at NC State who focus on this issue to get information you can use to help you protect yourself and your loved ones. Public awareness is a…